Beautiful Creatures (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

United Kingdom, 2000.  , , , .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Simon Donald, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Hilarious independent British comedy stars a brilliant  as a mistreated young woman who one day decides to finally rid herself of her drug-addicted boyfriend () and buys a bus ticket to leave London for good. On her way out she is interrupted by the sight of Rachel Weisz (equally brilliant) who is being beaten up by a mean old bloke, so Lynch pops him in the head with a giant steel pole she finds nearby.

They take the groggy victim home to Lynch’s apartment only to realize soon after that he has died from the injury and they are now both murderers. The little caper that ensues, involving kidnapping and ransom from the deceased victim’s family, is hilarious and witty, not to mention short enough to avoid the risk of ever getting on your nerves.

Performances are wonderful, and though the script doesn’t feature anything you didn’t already know from other movies of its kind (particularly in this error of grimy British crime capers), it’s still quite clever and inventive.


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